OBITUARY

Dale A. Price

January 12, 1949November 6, 2020
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dale Allen Price in Brighton, Michigan. Dale was born on January 12, 1949 in Detroit and grew up in Sterling Heights and surrounding areas. After managing the challenges of Parkinson’s disease for over 10 years he passed away on November 6, 2020 at the age of 71.

Dale was preceded in death by his father Walter Sherwood Price, mother Florence Mary (Gainor) Price, brother Warner Edward Price and wife of 40 years, Barbara Ann (Lenk) Price (2012). He is survived by his three children; son Jeffrey (Renee) Price and grandchildren Anderson and Elizabeth, daughter Andrea (Max) Stark and son Brian (Lindsay Fern) Price. He will be missed by his many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cottage friends, and former co-workers.

Dale met Barbara near the end of high school in Warren, where they generated tales and shared adventures around Metro Detroit and points up north. He was welcomed into the Lenk family with their wedding in September 1971. Dale and Barbara went on to raise their three children while living in Warren, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brighton, and Sterling Heights.

Dale worked at Palmer Installation Services and their predecessor companies for most of his career. He was a member of the Carpenters Union during that time. He enjoyed his years working in Ann Arbor and on the University of Michigan campus and was well known for his easy-going nature and bright white hair.

Dale will be remembered as a host of many gatherings at home and his family cottage through the years. He was always worried there would not be enough food and drinks for all of his friends and family so he was often buying three times the necessary amount. His hospitality and friendship blessed so many people throughout his lifetime. Dale loved the ‘cottage life’ and watching the ever changing Lake Huron views from his deck. He was quick to offer a drink, a game of cards or shuffleboard to anyone who visited. He never missed the opportunity to stop and enjoy some ice cream when out for a drive.

Dale was a soft spoken, patient and kind man who was very loyal to family, friends, and businesses he felt deserved his dollar. A true family man, Dale was a loving and amazing husband and father. He provided support when needed, guidance when requested and always showed pride for his family. He always had time for a good laugh whether it was watching Steve Harvey on Family Feud, winning at Progressive Rummy, or playing shuffleboard.

In retirement “Papa” enjoyed spending time with his family and engrossing himself in cottage life. With his brother he helped create a space family and friends could enjoy for years to come. Dale prided himself on clean vehicles and could frequently be found in the driveway washing and detailing his cars, as well as highlighting those who didn’t clean to his standards.

The family would like to thank the amazing staff of Grace Pointe Care Home in Brighton, Michigan where Dale resided in recent years. They provided a beautiful location where Dale felt comfortable and was well looked after. We also would like to thank Elara Caring Hospice for their continuous and compassionate care as Dale progressed through Parkinson’s.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to the Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation.

The family will be holding a small service for immediate family on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at 12:30pm, in which all are welcome to watch on the Harry J. Will Facebook Live, https://m.facebook.com/HarryJWillLivonia/ with hopes to hold a larger life celebration in the future.

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Marilynn Lystad

November 15, 2020

So sorry to learn of Dale's passing. We have fond memories of him at the Lenk family events and found the obituary captured his spirit and kindness as we remembered him. We send his children, his sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws our condolences and hope that the memories of his life continue through the generations.
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Lisa McDonald

November 8, 2020

A beautiful jolly happy guy that’s what I remember! With his beautiful white hair and funny sense of humor. I was younger but I remember being at their cottage I think in one of our trips up north - and I remember my parents having so much fun around Dale and Barb and all of you! We have such a great family circle. You will be missed Dale but not forgotten❤️ Luv u buddy ✝️💜

Richard lenk

November 7, 2020

lots of the old gang also worked at dodge truck in Warren. Dale met Lenny, Danny Herndon and lots more there. Fun times in the parking lot after work or cards at Herndon's.
Many nights spent at Clem's poor house too.

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